• Mobile Money

    Banking without banks

    signage for mPesa mobile

    mPesa is Safaricom’s famous branchless banking service, offering cash transfers; with rapid growth it reached 17 million subscribers by December 2011 in Kenya.

  • Rural IT Skills

    A walk in the tea

    Sotik Highlands Tea Estate

    South rift valley, Kenya is tea growing area. Kibugat village is the home of a IT skills for rural Kenya project that teaches youngsters essential IT skills at a refurbished tea plantation building.

  • Digital design education

    Nairobits

    Students sketching

    Mark Kamau, training coordinator at NairoBits: “We teach youth from informal settlements, about computers, from the basics all the way to multimedia design with a focus-so far- on web design. They learn Photoshop, Dreamweaver, illustrator as well as some code, in order to able to build websites.”

  • iCow

    A diary for my cow

    Licked by a Jersey-Friesian cross.

    On the outskirts of Nairobi, Su Kahumbu plans a productive future for Kenya’s small dairy farmers.